Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot West Rib/Eldorado Gully/"Point 40" (BrownFrownTown)

Route & General Observations


Microdot SE tour under limited visibility. Excellent powder conditions prevail. On tour; no cracking, whumping, or signs of unstable snow. No evidence of storm slab or wind slab instability on this tour.

Marmot Ridge Weather Station
Time: 1200
NE winds 1-2mph
99% RH
obscured skies

Evidence of NEW glide crack activity is present in multiple locations. See photos.

1. West Rib Marmot (lookers right of standard uptrack). Released to ground (between 1000-1300 12/02)

2. Point 40. New brown frown forming (last night sometime before 1000 12/02)

3. Eldorado Gully. Released to ground (last night sometime before 1000 12/02)

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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type GlideAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
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